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Press Release
July 12, 2013
FASTRACK Returns to the Grand Concourse
No D Service Between 205th Street and 161st Street

On Monday, July 15, MTA New York City Transit brings FASTRACK back to the Bronx on the Concourse D Subway Line.   D Subway train service will be suspended in both directions between 205th Street and 161st Street-Yankee Stadium from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m., for four consecutive weeknights from Monday, July 15 to early Friday morning, July 18.  B Subway service ends early each night.  Coney Island -bound D Subway trains skip 155th Street.  Customers should take the 4 Subway instead.  (There are no Yankee home games scheduled during those four nights.) 

There will be no D Subway service in either direction at 205th Street, Bedford Park Blvd, Kingsbridge Road, Fordham Road, 182nd-183rd Sts, Tremont Avenue, 174th-175th Sts, 170th Street and 167th Street.   

Travel alternatives:

  • Take 4 Subway service to and from nearby stations.
  • Transfer between D Subway and 4 trains at 161st Street-Yankee Stadium.
  • Free shuttle buses provide connecting service between the 205th Street D Subway and the Mosholu Parkway 4 Subway stations only.
  • For service from 155th Street, take a 161st Street/Yankee Stadium-bound D Subway train one stop to 161st Street-Yankee Stadium and transfer to a Coney Island-bound D Subway
  • For service to 155th Street, take the Coney Island-bound D Subway to 145th Street and transfer to a 161st Street/Yankee Stadium -bound D Subway.

Highlights of the work completed during Concourse D Subway Line FASTRACK in April 2013:

  • Track - Generated 11,228 bags of debris, 14,900 pounds of scrap debris, removed 59,800 pounds of scrap debris, scraped and cleaned 7,995 feet of track, replaced 30 tie blocks, installed 1,002 plates, 31 running rails, 200 friction pads.
  • Third Rail Operations - cleared 396 defects, scraped and cleaned 3,890 feet of track under and around the third rail, inspected 31,130 feet of third rail.
  • Signals - Serviced 85 signals, and five switches; tested 96 signals, and inspected two interlockings.
  • Infrastructure – Sealed 178 leaks, cleaned 1,125 feet of no clearance signs and 2,840 feet of track drains, repaired/replaced 131 feet of handrail, scraped 880 feet of track trough, repaired 45 square feet of chipped concrete.
  • Electronic Maintenance - Optimized pictures on 21 monitors and 40 cameras.
  • Station Environment - Replaced 74 platform signs, 165 tunnel light bulbs and 17 blue (emergency) light bulbs, scraped 27,225 square feet, painted and primed 20,425 square feet, and repaired 525 linear feet of running board.

FASTRACK was introduced in January 2012, devoting four straight weeknights to perform maintenance work in tunnels, stations and on tracks, completely suspending service within a given line segment for a seven-hour period between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.  This gives free access to the system, allowing an army of maintenance workers to perform dozens of tasks without the concern of having to “clear up” to allow trains to pass.

These FASTRACK efforts have been designed around the careful determination that there is adequate alternate means of transportation, including enhanced services along some bus lines during work periods.  Alternative transportation options will be detailed in announcements and posters on trains, in stations and on selected buses; brochures will be available in both English and Spanish.  Information on this FASTRACK is available on the web by clicking here.

Our next FASTRACK overnight closure will be August 12-16 on the Queens Blvd Line between 5th Avenue-53rd Street E SubwayM Subway and Roosevelt Avenue and between 21st Street-Queensbridge F Subway and Roosevelt Avenue.